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CAS Conference (Bham) June 20th 2015
19 Mar 2015
Cassie

How’s it going? The new Programme of Study came into operation at the start of this year. How has it been? Exciting? Frustrating? This year at the annual CAS Conference we’ll take the time to review what has worked well for both primary and secondary teachers, learn from the mistakes, hear from lots of teachers who have developed some wonderful resources which are working and being well received by their classes.

Book your place now!

2014 Teacher Conference June 20

 "The conferences in Birmingham are inspirational and have helped me improve my teaching.  I have been to three and each time have learnt new things which I have been able to use in the classroom." (JW, 2014)

The VENUE

University of Birmingham, Computer Science Building

The DATES

Friday 19th June 6pm - 10pm Reception and hackathon

Saturday 20th June 9am-5pm Conference Day

What to EXPECT

  • Looking for inspiration to breathe more life into your lessons?
  • Do you struggle to find dynamic resources to engage your pupils?
  • Do you wish to enhance your own skills?

How's it going?  The new Programme of Study cames into operation at the start of this year. How has it been?  Exciting? Frustrating?  This year at the annual CAS Conferecne we'll take the time to review what has worked well for both primary and secodnary teachers, learn from the mistakes, hear from lots of teachers who have developed some wonderful resources which are working and being well received by their classes 

The new A Level specifications are also imminent, there will be several special sessions from the leading exam board s and others on how best to approach these new specifications.

There will be workshops and presentations suitable for all key stages and levels of experience including contributions from those involved in the Primary Barefoot project, Quickstart Computing, Digital Schoolhouse and so much more!  The CAS Conference provides an ideal opportunity to find out about Computing including the subject, the pedagogy, find new resources, discuss with others in the same poition as you and meet and learn from other experienced teachers and lecturers about how to introduce computer science in to your classroom.

Join us, for a unique opportunity to hear from practising teachers and educators about developing computing in our schools. 

The PROGRAMME

Friday June 20th

To follow

Saturday June 20th

The conference will have its usual mix of plenary sessions, over 35 different workshops, the opportunity to network and take home practical examples of lessons and other resources that you can use in your classroom.  For example:

  • Building on the first year of the new curriculum
  • Physical Computing for the classroom
  • Where are the girls and promoting careers in computing
  • CSUnplugged activities
  • Managing the transition KS2 to KS3 with Digital Schoolhouse resources
  • Integrating digital literacy, information technology and computer science
  • Special themes for A Level teachers
  • Debate how to teach programming
  • What is a progamming paradigm anyway?
  • Minecraft for the Raspeberry Pi
  • Assessing Computing
  • ... and a whole lot more!
Full programme to be published soon

Guest SPEAKERS

Paul Curzon

Paul is an old friend of CAS and the CAS Conference where his workshops have always attracted a full house!  This year, on the "main stage" Paul will shre his unique insight into computational thnking for our classrooms and using ideas and resource for encouraging an unoplugged approach to tecahing computer science.  This will be a talk not to be missed!

Paul Curzon is a Professor of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. He runs the cs4fn ‘Computer Science for Fun’ (cs4fn) project, www.cs4fn.org. It aims to inspire school students about computer science through a series of free magazines, website and school shows. He regularly gives such shows around the UK as well as continuous professional development talks to teachers about the cs4fn approach to teaching. He is Director of the Teaching London Computing Project. He was made a UK National Teaching Fellow in 2010 in recognition of his excellence in teaching and outreach, was a finalist in the 2009 Times Higher Education Innovative Teacher of the year award and has twice won the student nominated Queen Mary award for excellence in teaching.

The Workshop Speakers

In addition, there will be presentations and workshops from some of our many CAS Master Teachers and other experienced practitioners keen to share their knowledge and understanding, including:

Peter Millican, Peter Dickman, Chris Coetzee, Pete Dring, Oli Howson, Manique Wilson, Michael Spivey, Dave White, Trevor Bragg, Christine Swan, Ben Stradling ...

Local ARRANGEMENTS

For all travel and accommodation details please follow this link:  Local information, i.e. hotels, travel etc. 

What DOES IT COST?

£36

NB.  Only payment by credit card can be accepted.

Any QUESTIONS?

For further information either email: Conference administrator or telephone 0121 414 4777

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